WHO IS PERCY WEASLEY?

Character Overview: Percy Weasley is a character from JK Rowling's Harry Potter series. He is, in my opinion, one of the most mysterious and interesting characters in the series. This is largely due to the fact that JK Rowling has explored Percy very little in the first four books.

Percy is the third of the seven Weasley children. He is currently (as of the end of Book IV) an employee of the Ministry of Magic after graduating from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as Head boy at the end of Book III.


Chris Rankin portrayed an excellent Percy Weasley in the Warner Bros. movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Click HERE or on his picture to the left for a few movie screenshots of him.

Rankin is a native of New Zealand, where he lived his first six years before moving to the United Kingdom. He is currently a member of the Dereham Operatic Society Youth Theatre Company.

To learn more about Chris, click on the image below for his official website, or go to the links section to your left.


PERCY ON PERCY: Percy is just a regular wizard yearning for attention. He utterly suffers from the "Middle Child Syndrome" and uses his knowledge to stand out. He has set out a lofty goal - Minister of Magic in England - and is determined to reach the top.

ŠLiz Landez  mail:ldykeara@aol.com

This, however, posts an interesting question. At what lengths will Percy go to reach his goal? Would he venture to the dark side to fulfill this dream? Will he "pull a Crouch" and betray a family member to get where he wants?

My answer is this. Percy is a very complex character. I'm sure the Sorting Hat took his time with Percy on deciding where to put him. Clearly, he's brave. Otherwise he would have not been sorted into Gryffindor. But he could have easily been sorted to the other three houses. Percy is very dedicated [Hufflepuff]. He's obviously very smart [Ravenclaw] since he graduated Head Boy of his class. And as you all know, his most striking characteristic is his ambition[Slytherin]. However, Percy does have his boundaries.

ŠLiz Landez  mail:ldykeara@aol.com

In my opinion, Percy is not one to shove his way to the top at all costs. While Percy comes off as a snobby know-it-all, he does have a gentle and fun side. Some examples include:

This feels like a college research paper on Percy Weasley...lol

So in conclusion, I think Percy will come up short on his quest for the Ministry post, but will reach a very high ranking and, at the same time, will be well-respected by his peers, though he may not be liked by many due to his slight arrogance.


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